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This product was the very first I got from a beauty box. It came in my first Birchbox from April. I never heard about Huygens but I had a huge interest in testing the product. It took me some time to start using it as I already had another cleanser in use, but finally, I started and now finished it. I would like to share with you what I think about Huygens Infusion Blanche Face Wash.
Huygens is a French brand created in 2011 when Daan and Sebastien decided to start a project of an organic cosmetic brand. They created this organic, cruelty-free and vegan brand which use always recyclable or biodegradable packaging to deliver the products. They have a physical shop in Paris, in the famous Rue du Temple, but deliver to all Europe through their webpage Huygens.
The product I had the pleasure to test is the HuygensInfusion Blanch Cleanser, a purifying cleanser infused with green tea extract.
What the brads says about Huygens Infusion Blanche Face Wash
This Face Wash infused with tea tree extract purifies the skin and gently removes impurities without leaving the skin feeling dry.
Its smooth foam softly eliminates the impurities and respect the most fragile skins. Sugar-based foaming agents. Floral water of witch hazel calms and favour microcirculation. Contains some vegetable glycerine and some aloe vera juice. Do not dry out and neutralized the effects of calcareous water. For a bright complexion, clear and fresh skin.
HUYGENS face washes are made 99% of natural origin ingredients and 10.8% of organic agriculture ingredients.Huygens Website
Aqua (water), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) flower water, lauryl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, betaine, sodium chloride, glycerine, aloe barbad4ensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, citric acid, benzyl alcohol, citrus paradise (grapefruit) peel oil, limonene, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)leaf oil, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange)leaf/twig oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf/twig oil, linalool, menthe piperita (peppermint) oil, amyris balsamifera bark oil, vetiveria zizanoides root oil, geraniol, citral, isoeugenol, citronellol, farnesol, eugenol
How to use it
Take a small amount of product, gently massage on wet skin and rinse with lukewarm water or apply with a Huygens’ ultra-soft Mediterranean sponge, slightly moistened. Rinse the sponge and repeat the gesture to remove the residue.
13.00 € for 75 mL
My skin type: I have dry, non-sensitive skin with ageing hyperpigmentation.
My experience using Huygens Infusion blanche Face Wash
I have been using a 30 mL tube that came in one of my subscription boxes. I used it for almost a month as the second step in the double cleansing routine, which means that the cleansing oil has already removed most of my makeup.
The product comes in a squeeze tube with a flip-flop cap to cover the dispenser. It is a transparent, colourless and runny gel, which makes some lather when rubbed between the hands. It has some sort of citrus or spicy smell, I can’t identify completely, quite intense for what I like.
I squeeze out a pound-coin sized amount of gel and massage it between my hands to make some lather before applying it to my face. It forms a slight amount of lather, which increase when used together with my silicone brush. It feels really smooth on my skin. While rinsing, it left quite a slimy feeling on my face.
This product leaves my skin clean without making me feel it dry or stretchy. The slimy feeling disappears after rinsing well. It is effective but gentle and doesn’t irritate my eyes, something very important for me as I wear contact lenses and sometimes I wash my face with the lenses on.
This Huygens cleanser is alcohol and paraben-free. Cleansing ingredients are not very harsh, contains tea tree oil with antimicrobial properties, soothing hamamelis and humectant ingredients like betaine, glycerine and aloe vera juice.
The negative part of the INCI is that contains a lot of perfuming ingredients, some of them classified as Icky.
Huygens Infusion Blanch Cleanser is a gentle but effective cleanser with a gel consistency. It cleans well my skin without leaving a dry or stretchy feeling. It is very gentle with my eyes and doesn’t produce eyes irritation. It doesn’t produce a huge amount of lather and it takes a while to rinse off completely. It is very good for my dry skin, leaving a hydrated skin feeling even without use my toner. It has a quite strong smell for what I like.
I will not buy it. Though I like the product as it cleans my skin and makes the job, it is not in my favourite cleansers. It is expensive and not as easy to find in the UK as other face cleansers. However, if you can buy it without exorbitant delivery charges, I highly recommend it for dry skin people.
- Alcohol and paraben-free
- Cleanse well
- Doesn’t leave dry or stretchy skin
- Doesn’t irritate my eyes
- Feels smooth on the skin
- Strong smell to citrus and spice, I think
- Not too much lather
- Long time to fully rinse
- Quite a lot of icky perfuming ingredients
Quality of Product: ★★★☆☆
Value of Product (1: cheap; 5: expensive): ★★★★☆
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆